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How are you keeping warm?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Dec 21, 2019.

Recycling old helmets

Started Nov 28, 2019

Go left of parking buses
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Started this discussion. Last reply by N It 2 Win It 2.0 Nov 29, 2019.

Use the whole lane if you need to!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Jun 5, 2019.

Where to enter a bike lane suggestion?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Jun 5, 2019.

Anyone biking near Homan and Van Buren?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by marshmonster Mar 20, 2019.

Divvy seat is a bummer - pun intended
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jun 12, 2017.

Free 70cc inner tubes

Started Oct 1, 2016

Stud
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ad Sep 15, 2016.

Do you see my keys?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by SlowCoachOnTheRoad Aug 2, 2016.

 

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Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Breaking wind with ski googles on mi face fo sho!"
Dec 21, 2019
dav replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"I've been taking the bus this winter.  It keeps me warm."
Dec 20, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Swim goggles? Never heard of that one before.  Seems like they would be really hard to see out of and provide very little protection from wind, other than on your actual eyeballs.  Ski goggles work great for this purpose. They have…"
Dec 19, 2019
Filka Bean replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Last winter i stumbled over what i think must be a snowmobiling suit in a thrift store and it fits me... it’s super fun and warm for really arctic or messy conditions. But most of the winter i find (like David says) that a wind-proof shell…"
Dec 18, 2019
Paul Lazzaro replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"When it's cold enough to require a balaclava, I need goggles to prevent my glasses from fogging.  I use OTG (over the glasses) ski goggles - the cheap kind - untinted (since I am often riding in the dark in winter)."
Dec 11, 2019
DariaMcgowan replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"I always follow these useful tips, you may interested in also"
Dec 11, 2019
David Barish replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"I have been pretty happy with my current weather gear. I have three different balaclavas one  is very light. One is very heavy with a guard for my face and nose. I am wearing the middle one which is still pretty light. I avoid the heavy one…"
Dec 9, 2019
DerferMark replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"I stay inside.  :P"
Dec 9, 2019
JeffB replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Bar mitts, or pogies, are my key winter gear.  My hands suffer the worst and these make a huge difference. I have a several base layer shirts from Eddie Bauer that are great. The ones with the collar and short zipper and heat-reflecting fabric…"
Dec 5, 2019
N It 2 Win It 2.0 replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Hey, SlowCoach, how far is your commute.  That also makes a difference on the ride gear."
Dec 5, 2019
SlowCoachOnTheRoad posted a discussion

How are you keeping warm?

To keep warm:I was wearing my soccer scarf then inserting my face in it, but recently experimented with a neck gaiter.  It is stretchy and light and when you exhale warmth out while under it, you can keep your face warm.My hands were hurting until I got a new pair of winter gloves that were cozy inside. Made all the difference. I have found that breaking wind (pardon the pun) makes all the difference too. In 20F even a normal button down shirt and my leather jacket which is wind resistant was…See More
Dec 4, 2019
N It 2 Win It 2.0 replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Go left of parking buses
"Best advice in this post for any biking situation. "Never let your ego ride the bike.""
Nov 29, 2019
SlowCoachOnTheRoad posted a discussion

Recycling old helmets

FYIhttps://helmets.org/recycle.htI guess I'll do what that article recommends:-Trash the strap-Recycle the plastic shell and strap lock-Use up foam as packing foamOf course the latter suggestion means it will get landfilled elsewhere so that suggestion is not really recycling (much) . If you know of any other solutions for disposing ethically of your old helmets please let us know. ThanksSee More
Nov 28, 2019
Mike Muczynaki replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Go left of parking buses
Nov 27, 2019
Tricolor replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Go left of parking buses
"I'd say that for anyone that passes on the right with no bike lane at intersections. And a lot of bike lanes disappear at intersections for that reason. Watch out for those situations."
Nov 25, 2019
SlowCoachOnTheRoad posted a discussion

Go left of parking buses

I'm so tired of seeing bikers try to out-right a bus that's heading to a bus stop where they can get squooshed (a good bus driver will typically notice them and let them pass but they don't always see you).   The buses are expecting you to go left of a parking or parked bus.  But they don't always wait for us to go past before heading off so be prepared to slow down.  Never let your ego ride the bike.Same with trucks and cars that can make a right before you get to the corner, don't assume you…See More
Nov 24, 2019

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